I've recently bought into 'Tanks', the newish game by Battlefront Miniatures, and thought it to be the perfect opportunity to continue work on my 15mm 'Battle of the Bulge' project.
In order to make up a full platoon of 76mm armed Shermans I bought another plastic sprue of this rather superb kit. Unfortunately my digicam seems to be about to quit service slowly but surely, so the colour balance in todays pics is heavily on the yellowish side. Also it looks like all the fine weathering with streaking, rust and so on didn't come through on the pics...
Quality wise they're way above those ugly lumps that came with the original 'Open Fire' Starter set and really were a joy to paint. It was only during the last steps when everything went southwards again. Like with the previous tanks I did, I buggered up the weathering on the tracks. Well, I guess this happens when you simply don't learn from previous mistakes. I should have stopped before adding all the mud now clogging up all the details and not looking like mud at all...
Anyway, as I'm not satisfied by how the snow on the bases came out I'll hopefully be able to cover some of the mess on the tracks up when tarting up the snow. I'm not really sure as to what's best for snow in this scale but I've read several articles recommending baking soda, so that's what I'll try out next time I think. But for the moment these are done.
I really love painting American vehicles as the green really lends itself to go to town with shading, streaking and other obscure techniques.
With these three finished I can now field nine Sherman tanks and really should either do some more support vehicles like halftracks or the like or finally start work on the opposition. Not sure if I'll go for SS or Volksgrenadiere yet.
So, that's it for today. Hope you have a fine sunday and till next time!